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Charlotte Van den Broeck

Charlotte Van den Broeck (b. 1991) studied English and German Literature and holds a Master in Drama (Verbal Arts) at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp. She has published two prize winning collections of poetry: Chameleon (2015) and Nachtroer (2017). She is known for her distinctive performances, in which she searches for a dramatic approach to the ‘speakability’ and physicality of oral poetry. She performed at various festivals, e.g. Saint Amour (2015), Poesiefestival Berlin, Woordfees in Stellenbosch, Ledbury Poetry Festival.

In 2016, together with author Arnon Grunberg, she was the youngest writer to hold the opening speech of the Frankfurt Book Fair. 

In 2019 she published her prose debut Bold Ventures, an essayistic quest for thirteen tragic architects, who committed suicide because of a fatal flaw in their designs. The book appeared on the Bestsellers List and was shortlisted for the Boekenbon Literature Prize.

Listen to Charlotte Van den Broeck on 'Kopje Koffie' (‘Cup of Coffee’), a podcast produced by The Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Dutch Foundation for Literature, in cooperation with Flanders Literature and the General Representation of the Government of Flanders.